Male Breast Reduction Price

How much does male breast reduction cost? What factors influence the price of male breast reduction? Will insurance cover the expense?

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Male Breast Reduction Cost

As noted by many other surgeons on this site, the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the extent of the condition as well as the location. In my practice, the cost for most patients is approximately $6500, which includes all fees (surgeon, hospital, anesthesia and pathology).  It is slightly higher if skin removal is required.  Insurance rarely covers the procedure, which is considered cosmetic by most insurance carriers. 


Newton Plastic Surgeon
3.7 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Price of Male Breast Reduction Surgery / Gynecomastia

The Price of Male Breast Reduction surgery will depend upon the amount of time the surgery takes. There are several different types of gynecomastia. It also depends upon ghr experience of the plastic surgeon, the results the surgeon can provide, the type of anesthesia used, the facility, etc.
Treatment of ‘pure glandular’ gynecomastia 
‘Pure glandular’ gynecomastia (puffy nipples) can usually be treated by direct tissue excision alone. This type of treatment does not involve fatty tissue excess or significant skin excess. The glandular breast tissue proliferation is located immediately behind the nipple and areola and is removed through an incision placed at the inferior border of the areola. The incision can be limited, in most cases, from about the 4 o’clock to the 8 o’clock position of the areola. The color difference between areolar skin and chest skin conceals this type of incision quite nicely for most patients.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Cost of gynecomastia correction

Here in the midwest gynecomastia correction could cost as little as 1500 dollars for a local anesthesia to 6000-8000 dollars if you need a general anesthesia. This would include excision and fat removal with possible mastopexy.

Cost of gynecomastia Corrective Surgery

Surgery to Gynecomastia can vary from patient to patient. The extent of the surgery, the skill of the surgeon, the techniques used, and the time that would take to do the surgery would determine the cost.

The cost would be typically somewhere between 5000 to $7000.

Please see an experienced surgeon with passion for getting the best result. After consultation, a more accurate estimate of the cost of surgery can be given.

Hope this helped.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 186 reviews

Male Breast Reduction costs $5000 - 10000

Correction of gynecomastia can be an insurance-covered benefit and this is the appropriate place to start. Gynecomastia can be caused by medications, weight, marijuana use, or (in rare cases) tumors that effect your hormonal balance.

Gynecomastia correction surgery is different than breast reduction surgery for women. The end goals are different in that breast reduction surgery aims to create a smaller attractive looking breast that has projection, roundness and appropriate horizontal positioning of the nipple in comparison to the breast fold and breast mound.

Gynecomastia correction aims to create a male-looking breast with significant improvement in the skin envelope and subcutaneous breast tissue.

Typically costs are between $5000-$10000 depending on the techniques used (liposuction, direct excision, combinations of both).

I hope this helps.

Male breast reduction Cost, Connecticut

Your type and degree of gynecomastia will determine what type of surgical intervention is needed. Liposuction vs direct surgical excision. Cost will depend on where you live and the type or degree of repair needed. The cost usually ranges from $6000-$7500 and is not typically covered under insurance. 

Alfred Sofer, MD, FACS
Fairfield Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Male breast reduction cost

Male breast reduction cost can vary depending on if there is a need for excision of any skin or just liposuction with removal of the glandular tissue by direct excision.

For liposuction with direct excision of the glandular tissue, costs are $4500 for everything at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. This includes facility, anesthesia and surgeons fees.

If there is some laxity to the tissue and the patient wishes to have smart liposuction with the excision the cost is $1000 more for the added laser cost.

William J. Hedden, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 276 reviews

Cost of Treatment

Cost For Male Breast Reduction
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the average cost of gynecomastia surgery can vary widely. Surgery quotes should include the procedure itself, operating room facilities, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, medical tests, post-surgery garments, prescription medication and other related costs. Most plastic surgery offices offer convenient finance plans that allow patients to pay a low monthly payment.

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Gynecomastia - Male breast reduction surgery.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Male breast reduction, also known as Gynecomastia Surgery, is a procedure performed to reduce the size and volume of the male breasts through the excision of surplus glandular breast tissue and fatty tissue. Every patient is unique, which its why a consultation is adamant to determine the exact price of surgery and how long it will take.

The average price at my clinic is $5000 (this fee may vary), some insurance companies may cover the expenses, i would inquire with them before making any commitments.

Please do not hesitate to contact our clinic should you have any further inquiries. Regards, Dr Fouda Neel. 

Will insurance cover gynecomastia male breast reduction

Gynecomastia surgery is only covered by insurance if there is a medical cause for the gynecomastia. This is almost never the case. A medical case is usually discovered by your primary care physician, and would involve doing multiple tests on you to determine that there is some underlying issue resulting in the formation of breast tissue, including medications, drugs, hormone abnormality, cancer, or other medical condition. If there is an underlying medical condition, it has to be addressed first, and then the gynecomastia can be surgically treated.
If there is no underlying medical cause, this is considered cosmetic surgery.  Cost is in the range of $6000 +/- $1000, depending on the technique that is required.  This is determined during a consultation and examination. 

Orna Fisher, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.